E-safety in the early years

3 September 2014

E-safety should be embedded across all areas of the organisation and link to existing policies concerning behaviour, safeguarding, anti-bullying, and health and safety, says Elizabeth Walker reports.

CCTV on private property

31 July 2014

Val Moore looks at the implications and legal requirements of installing CCTV on private property.

Effective meetings

15 July 2014

A lot of people feel that meetings are a waste of time. Some are, but many can be useful, if properly structured. Val Moore advises on how to make meetings worthwhile.

Employment tribunal proceedings and remedies

8 July 2014

Sometimes employees believe that they have not been treated fairly under their range of statutory rights. In the first instance they should take up any concerns with their employer, who should take all such complaints seriously and resolve them in-house. But there will be occasions when someone wishes to take matters further and apply to an employment tribunal to hear their case, writes Val Moore.

Learning together: parents, practitioners and children

2 June 2014

Practitioners in all early years provisions who successfully work with parents to develop play activities for young children will effectively support all areas of their child’s development. To do this it is essential to build effective and sustained relationships with parents, writes Kay Crosse.


14 May 2014

Val Moore advises provisions on how to avoid getting into debt, and how to recover the money if they do.